Impella 2.5 assisted balloon aortic valvuloplasty and percutaneous coronary intervention as a bridge to heart transplantation.

Abstract

Percutaneous left ventricular assist device (pLVAD) utilization is increasing as the potential applications expand. We report a case of high-risk balloon aortic valvuloplasty and percutaneous coronary intervention using the Impella 2.5 pLVAD in a patient with severely depressed left ventricular function as a bridge to heart transplantation.

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@article{Badawi2012Impella2A, title={Impella 2.5 assisted balloon aortic valvuloplasty and percutaneous coronary intervention as a bridge to heart transplantation.}, author={Ramy A. Badawi and Mark A Grise and Stanley N Thornton}, journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology}, year={2012}, volume={24 5}, pages={229-30} }